When I first came up with the idea of an article on cosplay culture in the Philippines, I had been told it would be better to do an update, given that there have been articles previously published. To that end, I decided to contact some friends through e-mail. Among them were cosplayers, fans, retired cosplayers, people who wore costumes but who were not part of the traditional cosplay community, and, finally, people who were not fans, but didn’t hate or look down on cosplayers.
I had thought that their insights would be varied – and for some questions, they were. But they did share certain views, some of which are, truth be told, going to be controversial, no matter how it’s looked at. I’ve decided to use pseudonyms for all of them, owing to the prickly nature of some of the observations.
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